Safety Recall Z43 – Tail Lamp – 2022 Jeep Wrangler

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May 12, 2022 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 22V326000

Inoperative Side Marker Lights/FMVSS 108

Nonfunctional side marker lights may reduce vehicle visibility to other drivers, increasing the risk of a crash.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V326000

Manufacturer Chrysler (FCA US, LLC)


Potential Number of Units Affected 15



Chryler (FCA US, LLC) is recalling certain 2022 Jeep Wrangler vehicles. The side marker lights may not function due to an incompatible tail light assembly wiring harness. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 108, “Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment.”



FCA will replace the tail light assemblies, free of charge. Owner notification letters were mailed on May 26, 2022. Owners may contact FCA US, LLC customer service at 1-800-853-1403. FCA US, LLC’s number for this recall is Z43.



Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to


Check if your Vehicle has a Recall


New Safety Recall Advanced Communication – Z43

FCA US LLC (FCA US) has announced a safety recall on certain 2022 Model Year (JL) Jeep Wrangler vehicles.



Some of the above vehicles may have been built with a wiring harness that is incompatible with the tail lamp assembly, which results in nonfunctional side marker lamps within the tail lamp assembly. Vehicles with nonfunctional side marker lamps may cause an approaching vehicle to be unaware of the position and dimensions of the vehicle, which can cause a crash without prior warning.

The condition described above does not comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 108 Table 1-a which requires that side marker lamps shall be “steady burning.” Vehicles that do not activate the side marker lamps when the vehicle lighting is activated are not steady burning.



FCA US will conduct a voluntary safety recall to replace the tail lamp assemblies on all affected vehicles. The remedy for this condition is not currently available. Dealers will be notified of the launch of this safety recall by way of established communication methods. This recall is estimated to launch in 2nd Quarter of 2022.


May 2022


Safety Recall Z43 / NHTSA 22V-326 Tail Lamp


Remedy Available 

2022 (JL) Jeep Wrangler



The vehicle wiring harness on about 15 of the above vehicles may be incompatible with the tail lamp assembly, which results in nonfunctional side marker lamps within the tail lamp assembly. Vehicles with nonfunctional side marker lamps may cause an approaching vehicle to be unaware of the position and dimensions of the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash without prior warning.


The condition described above does not comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 108 Table 1-a which requires that side marker lamps shall be “steady burning.” Vehicles that do not activate the side marker lamps when the vehicle lighting is activated are not steady burning.



Replace incandescent tail lamps with Light Emitting Diode (LED) tail lamps and reconfigure the Body Control Module (BCM) to add LAY sales code, to allow the LED lamps to work.


Parts Information

NOTE: Parts can only be ordered through Please provide the VIN and Dealer Code. The Supply Chain team will order and ship the tail lamps.


Parts Return

No parts return required for this campaign.


Special Tools

The following special tools are required to perform this repair:

➢ NPN wiTECH MicroPod II or MDP (Mopar Diagnostic Pod)
➢ NPN Laptop Computer
➢ NPN wiTECH Software
➢ NPN Trim Stick


Service Procedure

A.  Add Sales Code LAY to Vehicle

  1. A STAR Case must be submitted in order to add the LED tail lamp sales code (LAY) to the VIN.


  1. Access “Cherwell” via the “Service Library” link to create a “STAR case”.


  1. Provide the VIN, Dealer Code, and Campaign Number (Z43). When submitting a STAR Case on the Repair Information screen, select “Next Step” then select “I will wait for STAR Response”.


  1. Once STAR responds with confirmation of sales code addition, proceed with Section B of the service procedure – Replace Tail Lamps.


B.  Replace Tail Lamps

  1. Power down the 12-volt system. Refer to DealerCONNECT / Service Library / 08 – Electrical / Standard Procedure.


  1. Open the tailgate/liftgate to gain access to the rear compartment.


  1. Using a trim stick, remove the tail lamp bolt access cover (Figure 2).


  1. Remove the retaining bolt with spring securing the tail lamp (Figure 3).


  1. Pull the tail lamp assembly from the mounting stud on the body (Figure 4).


  1. Release the wire harness retainer if equipped then disconnect the wire harness electrical connector from the lamp assembly (Figure 4).


  1. Remove the tail lamp assembly from the vehicle.


  1. DISCARD the incandescent tail lamp assembly (Figure 5).


  1. Obtain the NEW LED tail lamp assembly (Figure 5).


  1. Connect the vehicle wire harness electrical connector to the LED lamp assembly then secure the wire harness retainer if equipped (Figure 4).


  1. Position the LED tail lamp assembly to the vehicle.


  1. Install and tighten the tail lamp retaining bolt with spring to 1.9 N·m (16.8 in. lbs.)  (Figure 3).


  1. Install the access cover over the tail lamp bolt and make sure it is engaged securely (Figure 2).


  1. Power up the 12-volt system Refer to DealerCONNECT / Service Library / 08 – Electrical / Standard Procedure.


  1. Proceed to section Update Sales Codes.


C.  Update Sales Codes

NOTE: It will not be necessary to manually add or remove sales codes. Once STAR responds with confirmation that LED tail lamps sales code (LAY) has been added to the VIN you may proceed. Incandescent tail lamps sales code (LA6) will remain under the list of Standard Equipment sales codes applicable to the vehicle, this is normal and there is no need to remove it.


NOTE: The wiTECH scan tool must be used to perform this Recall.  The wiTECH software is required to be at the latest release level before performing this procedure.


  1. Open the hood. Install a battery charger and verify that the charging rate provides 13.0 to 13.5 volts.  Do not allow the charger to time out during the flash process.  Set the battery charger timer (if so equipped) to continuous charge.


NOTE:  Use an accurate stand-alone voltmeter.  The battery charger volt meter may not be sufficiently accurate.  Voltages outside of the specified range will cause an unsuccessful update. 


  1. Connect the wiTECH micro pod II or MDP to the vehicle data link connector.


  1. Place the ignition in the “RUN” position.


  1. Open the wiTECH 2.0 website.


  1. Enter your “User id” and “Password” and your “Dealer Code”, then select “Sign In” at the bottom of the screen. Click “Accept”.


  1. From the “Vehicle Selection” screen, select the vehicle to be updated.


  1. From the “Action Items” screen, select the “Topology” tab.


  1. In the left column, click on “Guided Diagnostics”.


  1. From “Guided Diagnostics” select “Restore Vehicle Configuration”.


  1. Follow the screen prompts to perform the “Restore Vehicle Configuration” routine.


  1. Once “Restore Vehicle Configuration” has been completed, ensure LED lamps show new value as “Set” (Figure 6).


  1. Cycle the ignition to the “OFF” position then back to the “RUN” position before clearing any DTCs that may have been set.


  1. Click “View DTCs”, select “Clear All DTCs”, click “Continue” and then click “Close”.


  1. Place the ignition in the “OFF” position and then remove the wiTECH micro pod II or MDP device from the vehicle.


  1. Remove the battery charger from the vehicle.


  1. Close the engine compartment hood.


  1. Verify the LED tail lamps and side markers work properly.


  1. Return the vehicle to the customer or inventory.


Chronology :

  • On March 21, 2022, the FCA US LLC (“FCA US”) Technical Safety and Regulatory Compliance (“TSRC”) organization was notified of a vehicle build issue on certain vehicles related to nonfunctional rear side marker lamps within the tail lamp assembly.
  • From March 22, 2022, through April 19, 2022, FCA US TSRC reviewed FCA US records and met with FCA US Engineering to review the issue, understand the failure mode, and determine the suspect population.
  • On April 20, 2022, the FCA US TSRC organization recognized a vehicle build issue exists on certain vehicles related to nonfunctional rear side marker lamps, potentially not in compliance with FMVSS No. 108.
  • On May 05, 2022, FCA US determined, through the Vehicle Regulations Committee, to conduct a voluntary safety recall of the affected vehicles.


1 Affected Product




11 Associated Documents

Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-22V326-8518.pdf 645.113KB



Noncompliance Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-22V326-7582.PDF 214.261KB



Manufacturer Notices(to Dealers,etc) – NSRAC

RCMN-22V326-8508.pdf 52.776KB



Manufacturer Notices(to Dealers,etc) – NSRAC re FCA US LLC (FCA US) has announced a safety recall on certain 2022 Model Year (JL) Jeep Wrangler vehicles.

RCMN-22V326-1787.pdf 48.844KB



Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-22V326-4760.pdf 751.064KB



ISSUED Owner Notification Letter(Part 577)

RCONL-22V326-6421.pdf 174.143KB



Recall Quarterly Report #1, 2022-2

RCLQRT-22V326-8286.PDF 211.142KB



Miscellaneous Document – Email Blast re Details of the Recall

RMISC-22V326-6654.pdf 240.687KB



ISSUED Renotification Notice

RCRN-22V326-3535.pdf 146.817KB



Recall Quarterly Report #2, 2022-3

RCLQRT-22V326-0132.PDF 211.239KB



Recall Quarterly Report #3, 2022-4

RCLQRT-22V326-9297.PDF 211.324KB



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